Childcare Deserts: The Struggle for Quality and Affordable Childcare

In 2020, Amanda Lundberg discovered she was pregnant. The working mother already had an infant daughter and knew that obtaining care for a new child would be difficult. She immediately began putting her soon-to-be-born baby on childcare waiting lists.  

Three months after her son Luke was born, she still had no care. Lundberg took an extra month of unpaid maternity leave. She relied on her family until they had to return to their homes out of state. The triage nurse asked her employer if she could work from home, but they said no. 

While Lundberg found her job rewarding, she decided to quit. She now works from home as a freelance nursing writer while caring for her two young children.

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